Lizzy, did you notice I have nicknamed you Elizzy? I don't know why; I have a friend that is Elizabeth and I've always called HER Elizzy and you make me think of her I suppose.
I wanted to share with you a cookbook that I got that you might want to consider for great recipes for two - America's Test Kitchen The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook. It has 650 recipes. I love America's Test Kitchen. Something for you to look into perhaps. Like the lasagna for two that you make in a bread loaf pan. PERFECT! Or pulled pork in the crockpot using country ribs instead of a big roast. While I still like to make and freeze a second meal of some things this has really helped as we are now down to two most times.
Sounds like you are making lots of progress! Hard to do when you don't know where you are going. Give those fur babies rubs from me please.